DebianGis Packages List
This page lists binary packages proposed for inclusion in Debian, and their status. Please, make the project name links to the upstream project home page. Please keep all packages derived from a given upstream project together.
The package list could be non up-to-date, this list is maintained by hand, please keep it with a grain of salt. See [http://pkg-grass.alioth.debian.org/debiangis-status.html DebianGis Status] for a synthesis page of archive status, automatically generated on a daily basis. This page is useful anyway to see interesting packages and comments about. See http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages#search_packages for an updated details.
Ready in official Debian
The packages found in the main Debian repositories may lag behind the version in the DebianGIS Alioth repositiry, which may lag behind what is available from the DebianGIS SVN, which may lag behind the latest upstream release. Packages maintained by the DebianGIS team are drawn directly from our SVN.
Geospatial packages of core concern
[http://packages.debian.org/education-geography education-geography task] from [http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu debian-edu]: DebianGIS recommends these additions: qgis, gmt, gdal, proj. (education-geography already depends on grass):
[http://www.gdal.org/ GDAL]: it would be useful to include ECW support, when licence will allow this. Includes libgdal-grass
[http://qgis.org/ QuantumGIS]. Includes qgis-plugin-grass
[http://proj.maptools.org/ PROJ]: proj-doc: there are PDF files available, perhaps those would be better?
[http://www.openjump.org/ OpenJUMP]: in debian/contrib, because it depend on batik and sun jre. Work is being done to get batik into debian/main, and openjump to work with GNU Classpath. Packaged instead of [http://www.vividsolutions.com/jump/ JUMP]
Useful packages to be packaged
Sorted by approximate priority
[http://www.ossim.org Ossim]: currently being worked on (Francesco Lovergine)
[http://www.postlbs.org PosLBS]: powerful routing solution
[http://r-spatial.sourceforge.net/ r-spatial]: R/GRASS interface for GRASS 6 and other spatial software for R
[http://pkgsrc.se/geography/garmin-utils garmin-utils]: similar in scope and function to gpstrans, but works with modern serial Garmins
Probably better waiting until Sun java goes into main.
[http://udig.refractions.net/ uDig]: User-friendly Desktop Internet GIS (Java)
[http://www.gvsig.gva.es/index.php?id=gvsig&L=2 gvSIG]: Java
[http://postgis.refractions.net/ Postgisdriver-JUMP]: currently being worked on. Contrib - depends on jump
Live Web Apps
There are concerns about official packages for these due to the associated and inherent security support workload
[http://ka-map.maptools.org ka-Map!]: An AJAX app that offers an intuitive web interface to UMN Mapserver
[http://pywps.wald.intevation.org PyWPS]: Python Web Processing Service
[http://www.deegree.org/ Deegree2 and iGeoPortal]: currently being worked on. Binary package structure not yet clear
[http://www.vterrain.org/ Visual Terrain Project]: proposed
[http://www.web3d.org/x3d/opensource/ X3D]: modern version of VRML, various libs & apps
[http://www.opendx.org/ OpenDX]: the open source version of IBM's Visualization Data Explorer. Uses the IBM Public License
[http://www9.informatik.uni-erlangen.de/Persons/Roettger/download/ MINI]: proposed, needed for VTerrain
[http://www.andesengineering.com/Producer/index.html ?OpenProducer]: proposed, useful for ?OpenSceneGraph
[http://ww2d.org/ NASA World Wind (Java version)]: Needs JOGL and perhaps SUN Java
[http://jogl.dev.java.net/ JOGL]: Java
Lower Priority, to be packaged
[http://openev.sourceforge.net/ OpenEV]: currently being worked on (Alex Bodnaru); old version, based on gtk1; the new one, based on gtk2, is still unsuitable to packaging
[http://www.jgrass.org/ JGrass]: currently being worked on. Contrib - needs jdk1.4, several contrib packages. Currently being fused with uDig - better postpone packaging until settled down?
[http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/res/pi/MB-System/ MB-System]: multibeam, interferometry, and sidescan sonar data processing (GPL)
[http://sourceforge.net/projects/phppggis/ PhpPgGIS]: [http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=381974 ITP #381974]. Project apparently inactive
[http://www.cartoweb.org/pgdijkstra/ pg_dijkstra]: routing module for PostgreSQL 8.x and PostGIS
[http://chameleon.maptools.org/ Chameleon]: Possible licencing problems
[http://sqlitebrowser.sourceforge.net SQLiteBrowser]: Not specifically a GIS app, but useful for managing SQLite databases (e.g. linked to GRASS)
[http://www.maptools.org/maplab/ ?MapLab]: Requires [http://maptools.org/rosa/index.phtml rosa]. Some copyright/licencing [http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-grass-general/2005-September/001155.html issues]. Some java and some C compilation needed. Maybe better to postpone it? See http://maptools.org/maplab/index.phtml?page=release-2.2.html. Project apparently abandoned
[http://plonemap.makina-corpus.org/ ?PloneMap]: proposed, needs ZMapServer, [http://www.zope.org Zope], [http://plone.org/ Plone]; may be a chance to combine content and geodata mangement with easy installation of debian packages
[http://ucsu.colorado.edu/~squiresm/ dxf2svg]: also the reciprocal svg2dxf (depends on pstoedit)